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Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)


Born in July 8, 1621, in Château-Thierry (Champagne, France), where his father was in charge of Water, Forests and Hunting, Jean de la Fontaine spent his whole childhood and adolescence in the countryside, where he mainly studied Latin language. In 1641, he moved to Paris to continue his study at the Oratoire, rue St Honoré. But he stayed there ... See full bio »

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(age 73) in Paris, France

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 2006 Fables de La Fontaine (TV Movie) (by)
 2005 A Lebre e a Tartaruga (Video short) (work)
 2002 Bájecná show (fables)
 1998 Par coeur (Documentary) (texts)
 1995 La mort et le bûcheron (Short) (poem)
 1995 Le lion et l'agneau (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1995 La colombe (TV Movie) (story)
 1994 Lusty Liaisons (TV Movie) (story - segment "The Crafty Lover", as La Fontaine)
 1994 Lusty Liaisons II (TV Movie) (story - segment "The Hermit")
 1990 Les fables géométriques (TV Series) (fables)
 1990 Softly from Paris (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- La mandragore (1990) ... (adaptation)
 1977 Jean de La Fontaine (TV Movie) (fables)
  L'île aux enfants (TV Series) (poem "Le lièvre et les grenouilles" by - 1 episode, 1976) (writer "Le lièvre et la tortue" - 1 episode, 1975) (writer - 1 episode, 1974)
- Casimir et le ciel (1976) ... (poem "Le lièvre et les grenouilles" by)
- Rien ne sert de courir (1975) ... (writer "Le lièvre et la tortue")
- Casimir poète (1974) ... (writer: "Le loup et l'agneau")
 1975 O Galo e a Raposa (TV Movie) (story)
 1969-1971 Fablio le magicien (TV Mini-Series) (tale - 19 episodes)
- Les voleurs et l'âne (1971) ... (tale)
- Le charretier embourbé (1971) ... (tale)
- Le jardinier et son seigneur (1971) ... (tale)
- Le meunier, son fils et l'âne (1971) ... (tale)
- Le loup, la chevre et le chevreau (1970) ... (tale)
 1971 Eine unwürdige Existenz (TV Movie) (fable "Die Ameise und die Grille")
 1969 Le corbeau et le renard (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1968 De Fabeltjeskrant (TV Series short) (writer)
 1968 Fábulas (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- La zorra y el busto (1968) ... (story)
 1966 The Tortoise and the Hare (Short) (story)
  Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series) (8 episodes, 1966) (fables - 4 episodes, 1966)
- Le savetier et le financier (1966) ... (fables)
 1965 The Double Bed (stories)
 1964 Contes pour grands et petits (Short) (fables)
 1964 Nuestro amigo el libro (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- El leñador y la muerte (1964) ... (story)
 1962 Quelques pages de grands écrivains français (Short) (fables "La Laitière et le Pot au Lait", "La Mort et le Bûcheron")
 1962 Three Fables of Love (novel)
 1960 Le chêne et le roseau (Short) (fable)
 1958 Perrette et le pot au lait (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1954 Les fables de La Fontaine (Short) (fables)
 1954 The Grasshopper and the Ant (Short) (story)
 1927 Eva and the Grasshopper (fable)
 1924 La colombe et la fourmi (Short) (poem)
 1919 La cicala e la formica (short story)
 1911 Philemon and Baucis (Short) (fable)
 1910 La cigale et la fourmi (Short) (fable)
 1910 La mort et le bûcheron (Short) (fable)
 1909 La cigale et la fourmi (Short) (fable - uncredited)
 1908 La cicala e la formica (Short) (short story)
 1905 The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs (Short) (story - as Jean de la Fontaine)
 1897 The Grasshopper and the Ant (Short) (fable - uncredited)
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By the work one knows the workman. See more »

Trivia:

He re-wrote in French a lot of Aesop's fables. But he also invented a lot and included in his versions a satire of French society. (e.g. the lion represented the King of France...). See more »

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